BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Two houses had been broken and 5 individuals displaced by a fireplace early Sunday morning Berkeley firefighters consider began in a recreation car parked in a driveway.
Berkeley Hearth Division Chief Dave Brannigan mentioned firefighters responded to a name at about 4:35 a.m. within the 900 block of Delaware Road, about two blocks north of College Ave.
A fireplace within the RV unfold to the homes on both facet of the place it was parked, Brannigan mentioned. The hearth was below management a few half-hour after firefighters arrived.
No firefighters or occupants of the homes or RV had been injured, however the homes had been broken to the extent that 5 individuals had been displaced, from the RV and each homes. The reason for the hearth remained below investigation Sunday night time.
In the meantime, firefighters early Sunday morning had been nonetheless battling a six-alarm fireplace at a multi-story house constructing below building in the2000 block of College Avenue in downtown Berkeley. Practically 100 firefighters, together with many from different departments, had been preventing that firewhen the Delaware Road fireplace was reported.
It demanded extra mutual assist from outdoors departments be known as, Brannigan mentioned.
“It’s uncommon to get two giant fires like that going on the identical time,” he mentioned.